by shuede 21 Mar 2009

Any tips for doing names on towels (spacing between letters)? I've seen great ones and would like suggestions from all of you pros out there. Thanks!

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by marjialexa Moderator 21 Mar 2009

Do you have software, that you could print out the individual letters, or do tests of how the spacing looks in the software? Different fonts need to be spaced differently to look correct when it's all done. I would do small stuff in my software, larger images by printout from the software, and I personally would eye it up, but most people would probably measure. What font are you using? I hope you get more answers, cause I've seen some great towels in Projects! Best of luck, Marji

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shuede by shuede 23 Mar 2009

I do have Customizer and can print. Just got it working properly. Mainly I lack extra time to experiment and don't want to wreck a towel. (I have a 2 yr. old!!) I never know what lower case alph goes best with the decorative first letter. Of course, the first towel I'd like to do has a long name (Anabella). As you can tell, I'm new to this! Thanks for your help!

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by adelmarie 21 Mar 2009

Hope this site helps you, it has many other things other than just towels too.

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debrar by debrar 21 Mar 2009

this covered it all. By far this is the best placement chart I have seen. Thanks bunches.

shuede by shuede 23 Mar 2009

Thanks so much!

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by gayle950 21 Mar 2009

Thanks for the tips

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by sewmom 21 Mar 2009

Spacing between the letters depends on the font size, towel thickness, and what you are writing. Always try it on a scrap first. I use old towels or cheap ones from bargain bins. Don't forget to use a wash away stabilizer on top if you are not embroidering on the band.

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shuede by shuede 23 Mar 2009

You've been so helpful. Thanks so much!
By the way, got the bee design. Thanks!

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by dpickel 21 Mar 2009

From Embroidery Library:
Monogramming and Placement on Towels

Bath Towel 4 inches above the hem, if the towel is unbanded; if banded, place monogram 2 inches above the band. Use large letter size; 3 - 4 inches in height

Hand Towel
2 inches above the hem, if the towel is unbanded; if banded, place monogram 1 1/2 inches above the band. Use medium letter size; 1 1/2 to 2 inches in height

Washcloth
1 1/2 inches above the hem, if washcloth is unbanded; if banded, place monogram 1 inch above band. Use small letter size, 1/2 inch to 1 inch in height

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shuede by shuede 23 Mar 2009

Wow, thanks for the detailed answer!

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by dpickel 21 Mar 2009

Althought this is not related to spacing, the best tip I can suggest is the use the same colour in the bobbin. Much crisper looking (especially on finer/smaller fonts).

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shuede by shuede 23 Mar 2009

Great tip. Thanks!

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